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Refresh storage information on remanage of VM

Currently, not all storage operations can be performed through PowerVC. If changes have been made to storage outside of PowerVC there is no way to resync data such as the volume sizes. When managing a VM that had previously existed in PowerVC, att...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow LUN resizing for volumes that are part of an instance snapshot.

Customer's using flashcopy snapshots on Spectrum Virtualize for data protection and PIT recovery currently have to delete their snapshots in order to resize LUNs in PowerVC. Spectrum Virtualize supports the resize of the LUNs if it is done...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Resize multiple volumes using 1 request

PowerVC allows Volume resize, today each volume must be resized one at a time. ideally, PowerVC would allow selection of multiple volumes and resize to a size larger than the largest existing volume. Example. Volume 1 is 200 GB VOlume 2 is 100 GB ...
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Implement a "News and Updates" function into the GUI

Implement a news and Updates function which would download the latest updates to a temporary folder on the PowerVC system, along with a file describing any of the latest news and usage tips for customers. One purpose of this is to promote the inst...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration


Our current PowerVC version is 2.0.2. We unable to create the LUNs. Unable to deploy new servers. Here -> Images - Image list - we have filled all require columns then after clicked deploy button not responding.
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

UI Enhancement - add ability to shutdown / reboot PVC from GUI

It would be nice if the PVC GUI would offer the ability to shutdown / reboot PVC itself similar to the HMC.
3 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Define alias on Cisco SAN switches for VFC WWPNs

During a customer session we found out, that the Cisco SAN switch driver doesn't create aliases for the VFC WWPNs. The actual zones are looking like this:zone name powervc_lparname_e5475390_00000003_c0507608ef490258 vsan 99 pwwn <SVC WWPN1> ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

vNIC Backing device Acive and Passive Port balancing

vNIC use multiple backing devices with one active port and multiple backup ports. PowerVC can deploy redundant vnic. But there is no control to specify the active and passive backing device. Neither PowerVC alternates between the backing devices t...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Support for User Tiers with Shared Storage Pools and PowerVC.

PowerVC supports the use of Shared Storage Pools as a storage provider and can manage and allocate storage volumes from this pool. Shared Storage Pool allows the creation of customer tiers for Quality of Service (QoS) needs.Actually PowerVC can on...
almost 2 years ago in PowerVC 0 Future consideration

New feature : DRO based on CPU allocation

Would be nice to add some options to the DRO threshold. Indeed, in case of an exceeded threshold , the migration triggered are only based on CPU utilization.We would like it to be more flexible, for example , trigger migrations based on CPU alloca...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration